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EXPLORATION OF SMILING VIETNAM THROUGH SPEAKING HAND 14 DAYS

Tour schedule : Daily
Tour code : STS – DEAF 07

 

 

 

 

Day 1: HOME – HANOI

Arrival in Hanoi, the ancient intricate capital of Vietnam, meet your deaf guide and transfer to a hotel for check-in (official time: 14:00).

Enjoy a trishaw ride in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi Old Quarter and walk around along the 36 guilded streets. 

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 2: HANOI (B)

Full day for exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi where old and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures mix together.

Activities: a pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area, visiting HCM’s Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, Oct - Nov), HCM’s stilt house, Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda, visit a factory producing handicrafts run by deaf people in Hanoi.

Afternoon visit the Ethnology museum, the beautiful Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam.

Overnight in Hanoi 

                             

Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B-L-D)

Morning check out the hotel, transfer to Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site.

Upon arrival, check in a deluxe sharing Cruise and start cruising. Enjoy fabulous seafood, stunning sceneries, and water activities: swimming, kayaking (excluded), and fishing.

Overnight aboard

 

 

Day 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B-L)

6h00-6h30: Practice Tai Chi on the Sundeck

7h00-7h30: Start your day with a light breakfast. Visit a cave. Free time for relax until brunch onboard.

12.00: transfer back to Hanoi hotel. Hotel check in. Overnight in Hanoi 

 

Day 5: HANOI – HUE  (B)

6:30 Check out the hotel, and transfer to airport for flight to Hue. VN 1541 HAN – HUI 8:55 10:05 the last Royal capital of Vietnam, a World Cultural Heritage Site

Upon arrival, transfer to check in a hotel.

 Afternoon visit the Royal Citadel of Hue, enjoy a pleasant walk in this interesting area, then visit the amazingly full Dong Ba market.

Our deaf guide will take you to lunch or diner at Lac Thien restaurant owned by a deaf family (excluded)

Overnight in Hue 

                                                                             

Day 6: HUE (B)

Full day enjoy Hue’s typical features: peaceful, traditional and beautiful.

Activities: lovely boat trip on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda. Transfer by car to visit Tu Duc tomb, Khai Dinh tomb.

Overnight in Hue  

 

                          

Day 7:  HUE - DANANG – HOI AN (B)

After breakfast, hotel check-out, take a scenic drive to Hoi An, a very charming ancient town, a World Cultural Heritage site. Stop in Danang to visit a deaf school in Danang. Have lunch at the Bread Of Life in Danang where many deaf people work and live (excluded)

Arrival in Hoian, check-in a hotel. Hoian is the best place for having clothes made overnight with good quality and services

Overnight in Hoian 

 

Day 8:  HOI AN (B)

Morning enjoy a pleasant city walk in Hoian, visit a museum, a Chinese temple, an old Chinese merchant’s house, the famous Japanese pagoda bridge, and many beautiful shops.

Visit Reaching Out workshop, a charity project where there are deaf people working.

Free time on your own in the afternoon.

Overnight in Hoian

 

Day 9: HOIAN – MY SON HOLY PLACE (B)

Morning excursion to My Son ruins, the former Religious capital of the Cham people, another World Cultural Heritage Site in Vietnam. Enjoy the scenic landscapes and mysterious Cham arts and architecture.

Back to Hoian, then free time for shopping and relaxation at the beach.

Overnight in Hoian

 

 

 

 Day 10: HOIAN – DANANG - HCMC (B)

9:00 Check out the hotel, transfer to airport for flight to HCMC  

VN 109 DAD – SGN 11.10  12:30

Upon arrival, transfer to visit Notre Dam Cathedral, old post office, the War Museum, the Ben Thanh market. 

Overnight in HCMC

 

Day 11: HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS (B)

8:00 After breakfast, transfer to the Cu Chi tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of Vietnamese guerrillas during the war against American troops. Learn how the Vietnamese people make rice paper cakes and rice whisky at local workshops.

Transfer back to HCMC and visit a deaf school, a deaf club in HCMC   

Our deaf guide will introduce you to a café or restaurant where there are deaf people work.

Overnight in HCMC

 

Day 12: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAI BE - CAN THO MEKONG DELTA (B-L)              

Breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Cai Be located on the Upper Branch of the Mighty Mekong River. Enjoy boating on the river, observing the fruit whole sale market in Cai Be, and see the locals producing pop rice, popcorn and other sweets.

Enjoy a nice lunch with local specialties on the boat.

Continue the cruise along fruit orchards in narrow canals to Luc Cu canal where you will take a very nice rowing sampan ride and take a walk to Ut Trinh garden where you will enjoy tropical fruits and traditional music.  Continue the cruise to the city of Vinh Long on the other side of the Mekong River.

Stop to visit a floating house where they raise fish under the house.

Transfer to Can Tho and check in a hotel. Overnight in Can Tho

 

 

Day 13:  CAN THO - HCMC (B)  

Morning take a baot trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, a rice noodle factory, the An Binh market.

Transfer back to HCMC. Free time at leisure.

Overnight in HCMC 

 

Day 14: HCMC – DEPARTURE (B)

Free time till transfer to the airport for departure

End of service

 

Inclusions:

-         Hotel accommodation with breakfast (based on twin sharing superior)

-         All meals indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

-         All ground transport on tour with A/C vehicle, boats, trishaw, 2 domestic flights

-         All entrance fees for sightseeing

-         Local deaf guides using VSL, I.S, ASL and English speaking guide 

-         2 bottles of water and wet towels per day

 

Exclusions:

-         International flight tickets to and from Vietnam

-         Vietnam visa on arrival 

-         Personal Insurance

-         Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, tips, donation

-         All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.



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